Dr John M Claunch

Dr John M Claunch

Birth
Kelly, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 21 Nov 1990 (aged 84)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden of Roses--northwest quadrant
Memorial ID 110812498 · View Source
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DALLAS (AP) - Dr. John M. Claunch, retired chairman of Southern Methodist University's political science department, died Wednesday after suffering a stroke. He was 84.

A native of Kelly, La., Claunch served one term as a Texas state representative from Scurry, and was superintendent of schools in Wright City for several years.

Claunch joined SMU in 1938 to teach political science. He served as dean of Dallas College, a downtown branch of SMU established in the late 1940s. He was appointed to head the university's political science department during the mid-1950s, and held the post for more than 10 years.

Tulsa World (OK), November 24, 1990, Edition: FINAL HOME EDITION, p A34

John M. Claunch, retired dean of Southern Methodist University's political science department, died Wednesday after suffering a stroke. He was 84.

A native of Kelly, La., Claunch served one term as a Texas state representative
from Scurry, and was superintendent of schools in Wright City for several years.

Claunch joined SMU in 1938 to teach political science. He served as dean of Dallas College, a downtown branch of SMU established in the late 1940s. He was appointed dean of the university's political science department during the mid-1950s, and held the post for more than 10 years.

Claunch was known nationally for his study of different forms of government, and he wrote city charters for Montreal and several Texas cities.

Rocky Mountain News (CO), November 24, 1990, Edition: FINAL, p 114

Dr. John M. Claunch, 84, retired dean of Southern Methodist University's political science department; Wednesday in Dallas after a stroke.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), November 24, 1990, Edition: MAKEOVER, Page: B5


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 110812498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John M Claunch (29 Jan 1906–21 Nov 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110812498, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BassetLover (contributor 47995875) .